How to consume less data on android phone

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What is the first step towards disabling automatic image download on WhatsApp?

  • A. Click on the three dots on the top right hand corner

  • B. Click on the WhatsApp logo

  • C. Click on the settings icon on the top right corner

  • D. Click on the settings icon located on the to top-center of the app

  • E. Click directly on the storage and data icon located on the top right corner

  • F. Click on the mobile data usage icon located on the top right corner

The followings are ways to conserve data on android phones except _____.

  • A. Turning on data saving mode

  • B. Activating background apps

  • C. Use of Wi-Fi to update apps

  • D. Disable automatic image download on WhatsApp

  • E. Watch low resolution videos on youtube

  • F. Utilizing a reputable data saving app on google playstore

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How to save data on android phone:

You may have heard the saying that 'data is life'; and that's absolutely correct. Data have proven to be important to us in the following areas of our lives:

  1. To keep up conversation with our family and friends.

  2. For our academics.

  3. To perform our jobs.

  4. To learn new things online.

  5. To carry out financial transactions.

  6. To buy things online and so much more.

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We often pay some amount of money to our service provider whenever we use data on our phones and computer. The amount of data usage accounted for by your computer or phone is based on the size of uploads to internet (data sent) and downloads (data received) from the internet.

Understand that the size of data consumed by our computer devices are measured in kilobytes, megabytes and gigabytes; although the download activity accounts for more of the data consumed.

In an attempt to manage the financial budget of our online activities, we need to be strategic and prudent on the use of data. Efficient use of data is achievable by anyone in as much as they understand how the computer system (on which data is consumed) functions.

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In this article, we will exlore various ways through which we can efficiently consume less data on our android devices.

Below are some guidelines that can aid in the minimization of data on our android phones:


  1. Limit the data usage on your phone

To do this,

  • Go to your phone settings

  • Click on network

  • Click on internet data usage

  • Click on mobile data usage

  • Click on set data limit and billing cycle

  • Set the maximum amount of data you wish to use for the month.

It is noteworthy to state that after reaching the data limit you had set on your phone, your data will become automatically disabled; and a notification will be sent to your device in this regard.

To turn on your mobile data, follow the steps above and turn off 'set data limit'.


  1. Turn on data saving mode

This feature will work only on android 7.0 operating system and above. To turn on data saving mode, follow the steps below:

  • Go to your phone settings

  • Click on network and internet

  • Click on data usage

  • Click on data saver and turn it on

After data saver is turned on, the data saver icon will appear on your phone’s status bar.


  1. Restrict background applications

Some applications tend to consume your data while in background. You need to stop these apps from running in background via the following steps:

  • Go to your phone settings

  • Click on network and internet

  • Click on data usage

  • Here, you can view the statistics of data consumed by each app

  • Click on any app to see its foreground data (data consumed by an app in use) and background data (data consumed when the app is not in use)

  • Locate apps with high background data and disable them by clicking on 'restrict app background data'


  1. Use Wi-Fi to update your apps
  • Go to Google playstore

  • Click on settings

  • Click on auto-update apps

  • Select auto-update apps over Wi-Fi only


  1. Watch lower resolution videos on youtube and other video sites
  • Go to youtube's website

  • Search for the video you intend to watch

  • Click on the three white dots at the top right corner of the video

  • Click on quality and select a lower resolution display for your video

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  1. Turn on data saver on all your browsers
  • Go to your browsers

  • Click on the respective browser's settings

  • Click on data saver to turn it on


  1. Disable automatic image download on Whatsapp
  • On your WhatsApp, click on the three dots located at the top right corner of the app

  • Click on settings

  • Click on storage and data

  • Select 'when using mobile data'

  • Untick the boxes for photos, videos, audio and documents respectively


  1. You may wish to download a reputable data saving app on Google play

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Computer hardware is the collection of physical parts of a computer system.

Physical parts of a computer are those parts that you can see and touch. It may also be referred to as the 'equipment of the computer'.

When the computer case is opened (with a screwdriver), one would see the different hardware components inside of it. It's important to state that some other hardware components are present outside the computer case; and these are termed peripherals.

Below are hardware components seen inside the computer case:

  • Motherboard

  • Central Processing Unit (CPU)

  • Graphics Processing Unit (GPU)

  • Power supply Unit (PSU)

  • Northbridge

  • Southbridge

  • Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI) slots

  • Network Interface Card (NIC)

  • Random Access Memory (RAM)

  • Ventilation fans

  • Heat sink

  • Hard Disc Drive (external present)
  • Solid State Drive (SSD)

  • CMOS battery

  • Optical Disc Drives (external present)

  • USB port, PS2 port, Ethernet port and other ports

  • Expansion Ports / Slots

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Hardware components seen outside the computer case are called peripherals. The peripherals are grouped into the following:

  1. Input devices: They provide information to the computer.

  2. Output devices: Brings out information from the computer.

  3. Storage devices: They store information or data.

Below are examples of some peripherals:

  • Keyboard (input)

  • Monitor (output)

  • Mouse (input)

  • Webcam (input)

  • Touch Pad (input)

  • Universal Serial Bus (USB) flash drive or memory card (storage)

  • Hard disc drive (storage)

  • Stylus (input)

  • Joystick(input)

  • Printer (output)

  • Speaker (output)

  • Headphones (output)

Computer Network is a group of computers that are linked to each other such that they can share resources.

Generally, these groups of computers that form a network are called nodes.

Some of these nodes will function to store information which will be served to other computers. The nodes that function to store and serve such information are known as servers.

Some of the computers (nodes) will request information from the server. The computers that functions to request information from the server are known as clients.

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The internet and the world wide web (www) isn't the same thing.

The internet is formed from the joining or linking of different networks.

For instance, Google's network, Facebook's network and Yahoo's network are among the many other networks that make up the internet.

World Wide Web on the other hand is a collection of linked pages (for instance, this page you're on).

There are actually billions of linked pages in various servers around the world.

You require the internet and a web browser to get to access the World Wide Web

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Types of Networks based on geographical size

  1. Personal Area Network (PAN): An instance is a Bluetooth connection between two devices.

  2. Local Area Network (LAN): This is the network under a single administrative control and usually within a building.

  3. Campus Area Network (CAN): This network connects various devices within a campus or college

  4. Metropolitan Area Network (MAN): This network connects two offices or companies within a city.

  5. Wide Area Network (WAN): This network connects devices throughout the globe. The internet is a typical example of a WAN.

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